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The Latest: Stein urges federal judge to get recount moving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:41pm

The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (all times local):

Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

David Eggert and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:41pm

Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy.

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:33am

Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll.

The Latest: Trump narrows Supreme Court picks to '3 or 4'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:51pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Trump salutes Carrier – and himself – for saving jobs

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:58pm

Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come in the U.S. with him as president.

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:21pm

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement at a post-election victory rally in Cincinnati.

Petraeus will have to notify his probation officer if Trump taps him as secretary of state

Daniella Diaz, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:31pm

If President-elect Donald Trump taps former Gen. David Petraeus to be his secretary of state, Petraeus has three days to notify his probation officer about his new job. He also needs to tell the probation officer before he leaves North Carolina — and his work travel would have to be approved by his probation officer, too.

New law to make it easier for government to hack your devices

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:39pm

The government's ability to remotely hack into electronic devices has been given the green light following a controversial update to the United States criminal code.

Dean steps out of DNC race; Ellison says he may leave seat

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:03pm

Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position.

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.

The "Two Trumps" surface in president-elect's transition

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:50pm

Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington.

Maine GOP Gov. LePage claims non-citizens could have voted

Marina Villeneue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:41pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage is telling state legislators he'll rubber-stamp their election certifications despite his concerns about the accuracy of the state's official results.

Court rejects pro-Trump request for immediate halt to Wisconsin presidential recount, but allows lawsuit to proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:01pm

Court rejects pro-Trump request for immediate halt to Wisconsin presidential recount, but allows lawsuit to proceed.

Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'Thank you' tour

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:00am

The pugnacious, brawling Donald Trump voters got to know during the presidential campaign is back.

AP EXPLAINS: Why officers can't easily become Pentagon heads

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:40am

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office.

AP EXPLAINS: Why officers can't easily become Pentagon heads

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:51pm

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office.

Trump, Clinton campaign managers hash out election at forum

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:22pm

The campaign managers for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton clashed as they offered their behind-the-scenes perspectives on the 2016 presidential contest at a forum, with Clinton's aide saying interference from the FBI's director cost her the White House.

Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:21pm

Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary.